Nicolle and her daughter, Amaya, relocated to Minnesota from South Carolina to be closer to extended family and further her education at a well-known culinary school.
When their housing with an extended family member fell through, Nicolle and her daughter experienced homelessness for four months, living in a hotel and out of their car during the summer and fall months.
The Navigation Center, a Native-led, collaborative community response, opened in December 2018. Designed as a low-barrier and service-rich temporary shelter for adults, the Navigation Center provides a safe and dignified transitional housing option for more than 120 community members who previously lived outdoors at the encampment, respectfully known as the Wall of Forgotten Natives. Early in the planning process, Simpson Housing Services was selected by the collaborative planning team to provide shelter operational support for the Navigation Center.
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